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NASCAR Mailbox: The Future of Hendrick Motorsports Continues to be Uncertain

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Jimmie Johnson soared to the lead at Chicagoland Speedway this past Sunday, showcasing speed that hasn’t been present with the No. 48 car in nearly a year. While some speculate that Johnson has lost his magic touch with the new Chase format, he was bringing his Hendrick Motorsports car to the front of the pack …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams From Bristol to Michigan

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Tommy Baldwin Racing Regan Smith, No. 7 APC Chevrolet Looking back: Smith had a brush with the wall just past the quarter mark of the race, bringing out the first caution of the day after the restart Sunday following the earlier competition yellow.  Even so, he managed to avoid further trouble while others couldn’t do the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kevin Harvick Wins 24 Hours of Bristol

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Who’s in the headline – A funny thing happened on the way to crowning one of the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers (or affiliate team) the 2016 Sprint Cup champion: the 2014 winner issued a statement at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick has had some strong cars this season, but the runs were derailed through a …

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Annett Out at Bristol for Illness; Allgaier to Sub

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Justin Allgiaer will drive the No. 46 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports in tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in place of regular driver Michael Annett.  According to the team’s Twitter feed, Annett is feeling under the weather with flu-like symptoms. Due to flu-like symptoms, Michael Annett won't compete in tonight's …

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XFINITY Breakdown:Kyle Busch Continues XFINITY Dominance at Indianapolis

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The XFINITY series has been running at Indianapolis for five years and for the last four it has been Kyle Busch’s playground. After a 22nd place run in 2012 Busch has won three of the last four races and two in a row. Saturday’s effort was especially dominant, with Busch leading all 20 laps of …

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Justin Allgaier Surges Past Teammate for Dash 4 Cash Prize

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It’s not often that a late-race pass for fifth is good for $100,000 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but such was the case in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 as Justin Allgaier worked his way around Elliott Sadler to claim the final round of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash. “To have to race a teammate for …

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Kyle Busch Flies to 3rd XFINITY Win at IMS

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Kyle Busch is quickly become Mr. Indy across both NASCAR series that currently compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After winning the pole for the fourth straight year at Indy, Busch led 62 of 63 laps toward his third XFINITY Series victory at IMS, seventh of the season and 83rd of his career. “I was able …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Better Racing Leading to Higher Fan Engagement

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One race past the halfway mark of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the overall reception of competition has been quite positive. With closer competition and fewer negatives about the quality of the product, fans have been quite impressed with the majority of races in 2016. While the on-track product is still not where drivers …

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Iowa Winner Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Teams Penalized by NASCAR

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Another race winner was hit with a penalty by NASCAR on Wednesday. Sam Hornish, Jr.’s No. 18 XFINITY Series team was among six penalized for having modified body panels. The issue was caught in post-race inspection. The No. 1 team of Elliott Sadler, No. 7 team of Justin Allgaier, No. 20 team of Erik Jones, …

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Justin Allgaier Settling In With JR Motorsports

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As Justin Allgaier parked his No. 7 Chevrolet just past the start/finish line, sitting on Pocono Raceway’s pit road after qualifying, he breathed a sigh of relief — at least momentarily. A year ago, Allgaier was competing in NASCAR’s premier division, unsure of what the future would hold. However, when Clint Bowyer was announced as HScott Motorsports’ …

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